Mark Clarke's blog
Jumping Bean is going to be at the Software Freedom Day celebration in Pretoria on the 15 September. We will also be trying to recruit for the Ferndale Linux User Group and the Ferndale Java User Group .
If anyone comes through pleasse stop by our booth to say hello and sign up. We will be giving away some blank CDs so you can use them on the toaster and some other free stuff.
Saturday, was the 1 st September,the first official day of spring. Besides being a Saturday for a change the day was gloriously warm and sunny. Everything that spring day should be. I spent most of the morning outdoors, walking the dogs, enjoying the warmth and planning my first screencast.
I have been using Eclipse Europa (3.2), 64 bit version, for a few days and found that it constantly froze and crashed with PermGen space errors. From the internet it is obvious that this is a serious problem with Eclipse Europa as many people are experiencing the same problem.
At first I tried appending the VM flags -Xms 350 -Xmx 550m to the command line but this didn't work.
eclipse -vmargs -Xmx 350m -Xmx 550m
Auto-incrementing or identity columns are often used as surrogate keys in database designs. Unfortunately there is no apparent standard for this feature so each database vendor handles the requirement in a slightly different ways. I find this confusing when moving between database vendors and a lot of time is wasted finding out how the feature is implemented in a particular database implementation.
The last two project I have been working on both used IBM's Db2. Most of my database experience in the past, has been with MySQL, Postgres and Microsoft MSSQL and the architecture that IBM's database takes was somewhat different to what I am used to.
On Tuesday 14th August, I participated in ZA-DNA's (ZA- Domain Name Authority) public consultation process with respect to the proposed policies and procedures for the administration of the ZA domain name space .